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May25

VIDEO: Cyclone Mekunu hits Oman claims one life

Source: Video: Times of Oman via YouTube, Text: AFP via  Al Arabiya Salalah, Oman – Cyclone Mekunu gathered strength on Friday as it lashed southern Oman with high winds and rain, killing at least one person a day after wreaking havoc on the Yemeni island of Socotra. “Latest observations show that tropical Cyclone Mekunu has intensified to category 2,” with high wind speeds, Oman’s directorate general of meteorology said on Twitter.| Omani civil defense authorities said the cyclone made land in the southern provinces of Dhofar and Al-Wusta. Thousands of residents near the coastal areas in the two provinces have been evacuated to safer shelters as winds up to of 170 kilometers...

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Jan16

VIDEO: As Iraq is shaken by terrorism ordinary people suffer most

By: Tom Westcott Source: Middle East Eye BAGHDAD – Most of the shops in Tayaran Square remain shut, their signs spattered with blood from the dead and injured cut down by the double suicide-bombing only hours before. Witnesses show grim photos on their phones – a severed leg on scattered glass, and corpses laid out on the pavement. Over two dozen people were killed here in the latest suicide attack on Iraq’s capital, the fifth in Tayaran since 2009 and part of an emerging pattern so often predicted after the fall of the ISIS group – that it would switch from holding territory to terrorising Iraqi populations. It is a prediction shared by Baghdad’s police...

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Nov14

Will Saudi Arabia and Iran go to war?

Source: YouTube Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been regional rivals, but tensions between the two have recently soared. Each has its own powerful allies, and enemies, in the region.

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